Deer Hunters Could Lose 500 Permits

The reduction of 500 permits for deer hunters in Utah’s new 30-unit plan is on the table as a proposal for the upcoming hunting season.

According to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune, state wildlife officials have proposed to remove 500 hunting permits as part of their reorganization. The proposal is not finalized but expectations are high that it will be approved.

The report said meetings will be held statewide, beginning today, so state officials can answer questions and provide information to the public.

“The hardest part was coming up with the starting point,” Anis Aoude, big-game coordinator for DWR, told the newspaper. “It actually wasn’t too difficult; just time consuming. We already collect harvest data on a unit-by-unit basis so that helped.”

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